Out of your comfort zone

God has a plan and it involves things we have not thought of and are not naturally prepared for. Embracing this plan can be scary. Read 1 Corinthians 1:27 through 2:9. Paul tells us that only mature Christians are able to hear about God’s wisdom. The word used for mature implies a maturity that results from going through stages or challenges to reach an end goal. In other words, maturity is not reached through time but through steps. Maturity in this context is related to completion, not age. How long a person has been in Christ is not the issue, how many times they have allowed God to change them is what brings maturity.

1 Corinthians 2:6 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

The more times we submit to God’s plan, the more we learn to trust Him. Trusting Him becomes more important as He moves us out of our comfort zones. It becomes especially important that we trust Him and not lean on our own understanding when He starts nudging us past our boundaries. Paul warns that natural man will not welcome some of God’s plans. In fact, these plans will seem absurd or foolish. Do you have the faith and maturity to accept a foolish assignment? Are you open minded enough to search scriptures for God’s truth, not search scriptures intending to prove what you want to be true?

Published by Eric M. Johnson

I am a follower of Christ, husband to a beautiful worshiper, and father to two amazing sons. My day job is at a great company in which I am fortunate to be a partner. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems. I enjoy studying God's Word and have taken several graduate level Biblical Studies courses, never in pursuit of a degree. In my free time I enjoy traveling, outdoors, and sports. I am an Iowa Hawkeye fan which is a character building experience.

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